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  • Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing V

    Proceedings of the 5th Eccomas Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing (VipIMAGE 2015, Tenerife, Spain, October 19-21, 2015)

    Edited by Joao Manuel R S Tavares, R.M. Natal Jorge

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
    CRC Press

  • Rethinking Photography

    Histories, Theories and Education

    By Peter Smith, Carolyn Lefley

    Rethinking Photography is an accessible and illuminating critical introduction to the practice and interpretation of photography today. Peter Smith and Carolyn Lefley closely link critical approaches to photographic practices and present a detailed study of differing historical and contemporary…

    Paperback – 2015-09-23

  • Digital Photo Assignments

    Projects for All Levels of Photography Classes

    By Steve Anchell

    This collection of more than 40 photo assignments is designed to help all students—from beginning freshmen to experienced seniors—improve or reinvigorate their work and reach their full potential as photographers. Whether you are building a syllabus for your first photography class, revitalizing…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Focal Press
    Photography Educators Series

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Creating a Series of Images

Fine art photographer, blogger and author, Brooke Shaden discusses why creating a series of images is important for a photographer's portfolio and career and how to put a story into a series of images.

Setting Up Your First Studio – Getting Your Lights Right

The authors of Light Science & Magic discuss what lights you really need when setting up your first studio.

Camera Raw as a Photoshop Filter

A tutorial by Martin Evening, author of Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release on how to use Camera Raw as a Photoshop filter. The post includes both the video tutorial and the tutorial found in the book.

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